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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 237th Highest Economic Output: 260th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 319th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Do it yourself
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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New Arpad

Population29.587 billion

Leader the Emperor


The Empire of New Arpad is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Emperor with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 29.587 billion New Arpadians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient New Arpadian economy, worth an astonishing 10,078 trillion Dimes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 340,640 Dimes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, a third of New Arpadians are e-certified CEOs, and short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants. Crime is totally unknown. New Arpad's national animal is the Eddie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Arpad is ranked 11,706th in the world and 220th in the Rejected Realms for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 270.6 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 237thHighest Economic Output: 260thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 319thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 328thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 394thLargest Mining Sector: 405thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 418thLargest Agricultural Sector: 422ndHighest Poor Incomes: 552ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 573rdLargest Publishing Industry: 739thHighest Average Incomes: 847thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 886thLargest Populations: 942ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,020thSmartest Citizens: 1,199thMost Developed: 1,548thMost Efficient Economies: 1,623rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,373rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,393rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,899thMost Cultured: 3,820thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,189thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,289thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,149thLowest Crime Rates: 7,710thTop
Most Devout: 10,242ndLargest Black Market: 10,428thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,706thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,447thLargest Retail Industry: 13,587thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,130th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 128th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionTop
Most Devout: 195th in the regionLargest Black Market: 219th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 220th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 239th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 239th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 246th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 272nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Arpad, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : New Arpad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : New Arpad was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : New Arpad was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from Pro-buisness, infecting 33 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : New Arpad was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from Pro-buisness, infecting 82 million survivors.
  • : New Arpad's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : New Arpad was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : New Arpad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : New Arpad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in New Arpad, a third of New Arpadians are e-certified CEOs.


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